Palace on Wheels is a luxury tourist train and introduced by Rajasthan Tourism Development in association with Indian Railways to develop tourism in Rajasthan. It was started on 26 January 1982. The interior is royal and ambience marvellous.
The train administration was repaired and re-launched in August 2009 with another stylistic theme, agenda, and cooking. By choosing Place on Wheels train just travel like kings & queens and discover the unseen world heritage.
Of course, there are many luxury trains in India, but experience with Palace on Wheels is completely different. All the destinations you see during the journey are different from one another and this journey shows you all the possible colours of India that is the reason the guests get the chance to observe the true side of India.
The Palace on Wheels name is derived from the royal background of the coaches. Many infrastructural changes were made inside the coaches by keeping the same aesthetics alive. In late 1980, saloons original passengers of the former maharajas were replaced with train track meters, which had AC cabins with bathroom sharing.
Then in 1996, due to the railroad conversion in India. A larger version Guage train Palace on Wheels was introduced in 1996 when all cabins have an en-suite private bathroom.
Palace on Wheels Travel Guide:
List of Heritage Sites Covered by Palace on Wheels:
1. Taj Mahal (The Exemplification Of True Love), Agra
Taj Mahal is the most commended bit of Mughal engineering and the most visited fascination of North India. This is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and almost every tourist will come and visit this place.
Among all the UNESCO heritage sites in India, this has been given the status of the best World Heritage Sites in India. This monument was built by Mughal Emperor in 1648 AD in the memory of his cherished wife 'Shah Jahan' with red sandstone and white marble. It was worked by 20,000 labourers day and night for around 22 years.
2. Agra (Abode of the Aryan)
Another well known UNESCO World Heritage Site in Agra and it is situated in closeness to Taj Mahal. Agra fort is built close by the stream Yamuna and stretches over a region of 2.5 kilometres.
Two gates are available for the entrance such as Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate however vacationers can enter the door using the Amar Singh Gate. Agra is also having a few fantasy royal residences like Jehangir Palace and the Khas Mahal.
3. Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Laboratory), Jaipur
This is built by Palace on wheels Jai Singh ii in between 1724-1734. Jantar Mantar is having an instrument called Giant sundial in 27 meters height which displays time. Its shadow moves according to the sun and predicts the time of the moon, sun, and other planets.
4. Amber Fort, Jaipur
This is built by Raja Man Singh. Amber fort is located in Amber which is 11kms away from the pink city Jaipur. Though Rajasthan is having many forts in its state, Amber Fort is a famous one. It is constructed with white stones and red sandstones.
This fort is considered as one of the best UNESCO world heritage sites in India. This fort is having both Muslim and Hindu architectures.
5. Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur
This fort is situated in the state of Rajasthan and surrounded by Ranthambore National park. This fort is built by Chauhan warriors in 940 AD and is included in UNESCO world heritage sites in the year 2013.
Facilities Provided: The itinerary package includes luxury accommodation, onboard dining, guided excursions, porter service, onboard butler, snacks tea and coffee free of cost, WiFi, bar and lounge aboard the Palace On Wheels luxury trains.